He (and I think all the 1st graders who tried out) got a part! He's in Curly's Fan Club. He had practice a few days after school, and then on Friday night, we all went to see him:
Here's the whole fan club:
One of the MCT folks (JT) is a guy I used to tutor with (whose real passion is theatre). Ryan really liked him and it was great to see him enjoying his new job!
The story was a spin on the toroise and the hare, and Ryan's fan club came on stage everytime one of the actors said "race time" to sing this:
The MCT did a great job and it didn't cost us anything for Ryan to do it. I hope he decides to do it again sometime!